Can I make my Macbook a hotspot for my Android phone?

Sheri Blanchette Burgess December 8, 2012
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I have a Macbook Pro with a portable broadband card, is there any way to use the connection from my laptop to access WiFi on my Android?

  1. Anish Parameshwaran
    February 9, 2013 at 4:55 am

    The mobile broadband, I'm assuming is a USB connected device. I'm almost sure that if you create a network on your mac and allow sharing internet connection in the sharing prefs, internet should be made available on your android or any other wifi device.

  2. Vivek Kumar Yadav
    December 16, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Turn the internet sharing on in system pref. If you use password protection make sure to use right number of characters – Airport alternative

  3. Matthieu Moons
    December 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    There's a little program called connectifyme http://www.connectify.me/ it'll guide you while you're setting up your wifi hotspot.

  4. James Hudson
    December 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    can you do this on a mac?

    • Mac Witty
      December 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Yes you can - look at ha14 post

  5. Mac Witty
    December 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Turn the internet sharing on in system pref. If you use password protection make sure to use right number of characters - written in the box you get in "Airport alternative"

  6. Âdil Farôôq
    December 8, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Yes you can share it over wifi :)

  7. ha14
    December 8, 2012 at 10:35 am
    • Vishal Srivastava
      December 12, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Agree with you!!

    • Jay Yang
      January 19, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      thanks! i was wondering the same question.

  8. Sashi Peiris
    December 8, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Yes turn on internet sharing in system prefs. Then create a new wifi network by clicking on the wireless icon in your menubar and clicking create network

  9. Adam Campbell
    December 8, 2012 at 1:51 am

    goto network prefs and share internet connection over airport (or wifi in new OSes)

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